The Saudi Arabian prince arrested last week for allegedly sexually assaulting a woman at the Beverly Hills mansion he was renting is just the latest rich and well-connected Kingdom VIP accused of running amok in America – and around the world.
Majed Abdulaziz al-Saud was arrested Sept. 23 and charged with sodomy, battery and false imprisonment before being freed on $300,000 bail. The alleged attack, revealed after a passerby saw the bleeding victim scaling a wall to escape the $37 million mansion, is one of several similar cases involving suspects with ties to the Saudi royal family. Detectives also are looking into reports of al-Saud attacking four other people on the rented property, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles Police Department told FoxNews.com, but she would not confirm other media reports he similarly attacked all five victims on the same day.
Recent cases of well-connected Saudis behaving badly in the U.S. include a 27-year-old who claimed close ties to the House of Saud arrested earlier this year for the alleged rape of a woman in his Utah apartment; a Saudi princess accused in 2013 of human trafficking; and a ring of some 30 Saudi students charged with forging grades at a Montana college in 2012. In addition, a prince from nearby Qatar was accused earlier this month of racing through the streets of Beverly Hills in a Ferrari at speeds topping 100 mph.
Just another reason why falling oil prices worldwide are a very good thing.